Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran Gets ‘u’; to Release on 22nd December

Armed with a convenient ‘U’ certificate, actor Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming film Velaikkaran is all set to release in theatres on 22nd December as a ‘Christmas’ bonanza to fans of the actor and actress Nayantara who plays the heroine.

Directed by ‘Jayam’ Raja, television anchor-turned-actor Sivakarthikeyan is paired up opposite ‘queen bee’ Nayanara for the first time on-screen in Velaikkaran, which is borrowed from the title of a super-hit Rajini-starre during the mid-eighties. The post-production work of the film, which had been going at a hectic pace, was concluded recently after which the makers approached the Censor Board for certification.

This would be Nayantara’s second film with ‘Jayam’ Raja after she played the heroine in the super-hit 2015 film Thani Oruvan in which she was paired up opposite ‘Jayam’ Ravi. The Censors, which watched the film recently, cleared the film with a clean ‘U’ certificate, thus gladdening the hearts of the crew members.

Besides the lead pair, others essaying significant roles include Fahadh Faasil, Sathish, RJ Balaji and Sneha. With Anirudh Ravichander’s music, the film’s audio was released last week in Chennai. Ramji has cinematogaphed the film which is produced by Raja, a close friend of Sivkarthikeyan, under his banner ‘24 A.M. Productions’.